Is there anything I can do to make my jury service more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable?

Certainly! While efforts are made to reduce delay and avoid waiting time, you may have to wait awhile at the courthouse before you find out whether you have been chosen to actually sit on a jury. You can:

  • Bring a book
  • Bring some needlework
  • Get to know your fellow jurors
  • Other quiet activity
  • Sketch a picture
  • Solve a crossword puzzle
  • Write a letter

Remember that as a juror, you are a vital part of the court system. Part of the job of many court employees, such as the bailiffs and the clerks, is to help make your jury service comfortable and convenient. Don't be afraid to ask them for help.

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1. How was I chosen for jury service?
2. Do I have to return my juror questionnaire?
3. Do I have to respond to the summons to jury service?
4. What if I can't perform jury service right now?
5. What about my job?
6. Will I be reimbursed for serving on a jury?
7. How long will I be in jury service?
8. What if an unexpected emergency keeps me from coming to the courthouse while I'm on a jury?
9. How will I know what to expect and what to do during my jury service?
10. What hours will I serve?
11. I have heard that sometimes jurors are not allowed to go home until after the trial is over. Will this happen to me?
12. Is there anything I can do to make my jury service more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable?